Watch What Happens Newsies Sheet Music

Download and print Watch What Happens Newsies sheet music by Alan Menken. Newsies features the Academy Award-winning song, “Seize the Day.”

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Songs from Disney’s Newsies for easy piano solo. Includes “King of New York”, “Carrying the Banner”, “Seize the Day” and “Watch What Happens”.

What is Newsies?

Newsies is a 1992 American musical drama film directed by Kenny Ortega and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899 in New York City, which was sparked by the newspaper publishers’ announcement of a price hike for newspaper distribution to newsboys. A crew of newsboys, led by main character Jack Kelly, takes on the establishment and calls for change. The film features songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, and was choreographed by Ortega.

The Characters

The Characters:

Newsies- The main characters of the show, a group of newsboys who sell newspapers on the streets of New York City. They are young, tough, and determined to fight for what they believe in.

Jack Kelly- The leader of the newsies, a street-smart kid from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s charming, rebellious, and always looking out for his friends.

Davey Jacobs- Jack’s best friend and right-hand man, a smart and levelheaded kid who knows how to talk his way out of (and into) anything.

Crutchie- One of the younger newsies, he’s loyal to Jack and is always ready for a fight. He uses a crutch due to a deformity in his leg.

The Plot

The Newsies are a group of newsboys in New York City who sell newspaper on the streets. They have to pay for their newspapers from the publishers, and then they sell them to the public for a profit. One day, the publishers raise the price of newspapers, and the Newsies go on strike. They are joined by other newspaper sellers, and they try to get people to buy their newspapers from them instead of from the publishers. The Newsies also try to get people to stop buying newspapers from the publishers.

The Songs

The following is a list of songs from the Broadway musical Newsies, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman. The stage adaptation closely follows the 1992 film, with a few significant changes.

-“Carrying the Banner”
-“The World Will Know”
-“Seize the Day”
-“King of New York”
-“Watch What Happens”
-“Carrying the Banner (Reprise)”
-“Santa Fe”
-“Seize the Day (Reprise)”
– “Something to Believe In”

The Movie

The movie Newsies was released in 1992 and was directed by Kenny Ortega. The movie is a musical drama that tells the story of a group of New York City newsboys who strike against their newspaper publishers. The movie stars Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, and Robert Duvall.

The Musical

The musical debuted on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning two. The musical has a book by Harvey Fierstein and music by Alan Menken. Jack Kelly is the leader of the newsboys, a group of kids who sell newspapers on the streets of New York City. When the newspaper owners raise the price of newspapers, the newsboys go on strike. The Musical is based on the 1992 film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 in New York City.

The Cast

The Cast features some of your favorite voices from stage and screen, including Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, Kara Lindsay as Katherine, John Dossett as Joseph Pulitzer, and Capathia Jenkins as Medda Larkin. The complete cast is listed below.

Jack Kelly – Jeremy Jordan
Katherine – Kara Lindsay
Joseph Pulitzer – John Dossett
Medda Larkin – Capathia Jenkins
Davey Jacobs – Ben Fankhauser
Crutchie – Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Les Jacobs – Ethan Harberger
Spot Conlon – Mr. Liam Tobin Mrs. Jacobi/Nun – Aisha de Haas

Seitz/O’Laughlin/Henchmen – Aaron J. Albano Buttons/Tommy Boylen Newspaper Seller – Luke Hobbs swastika Man 1/Bowery Savage 1 Jimmy Johnson Jimmie Smith Bystander 4 Stage Manager
Bowery Beauties – Mary Isabel Jimenez, Alyndra Tippins, Hannah Rose Kornfeld, Eloise Kropp newsboyDancers – Gillian Abbott, Olivia Hebert, Mackenzie Kraemer Scab dancers – Max Chernov, Elliott Lopez von Gruben

The Creators

The Sheet Music for Watch What Happens from Newsies – The Musical is currently unavailable.

We are working diligently to create accurate and high-quality sheet music for this popular Broadway show, and we hope to have it available soon. In the meantime, please enjoy some of our other Broadway selections.


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